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I Suffer From Clinical Depression

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    All My Life

    i have suffered from depression all of my life, or at least as long as i can remember. always sad, never able to fit in, held myself back as not to stand out, hated being singled out, on and on i could go. but until i hit bottom did i admit i needed help. it did help/hurt? that...
    icanthide icanthide 31-35, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    I Am Diagnosed With Depression Forgotton Childhood Left To Be Abused By Both My Parents............

    When I was a child and that is a long time ago now, I never had affection. I grew up with a mother who was mentally unstable and wasn't able to give me what I needed I lacked stability Love and care. often she would abuse me physically and I cut myself off from reality. and day...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Downward Spiral

    I am 57 years of age, and have been dealing with major depressive episodes for decades.  I have moved umpteen times, worked at countless jobs, and failed miserably at maintaining long-term relationships.  Medications have helped to relieve the worst symptoms, tho they cannot...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 5 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I Suffer From Depression and I Take Meds...

    Too often other ppl judge ppl who take meds for depression... It is an illness like any other... Meds are not happy pills they do not change ur personality... Instead they make u stable enough or healthy enough in that they allow the nervous system and the chemicals in ur body to...
    harps21 harps21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    I Was Miserable and Still Am...

    I'm 24 years old and I had my son at a young age.. at 16. I alwaIys felt alone and empty, always wanted to run away from home even at the age of 10. Abusive father made it worst with his drinking. I hated walking to school alone or when I came from school I had to walk...
    s0empty s0empty 22-25 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    Since Before I Could Admit It

    i have suffered with this nasty disease since long before i would ever admit it.i guess since Viet Nam.....They call it PTSD now adays.....back then we just didn't talk about it..but going through life with no outside help...no meds...no intricate knowledge of what was really...
    russb811 russb811 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    Hello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so they can...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 Apr 28, 2008

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    My Battle With Clinical Depression

    By way of introduction, my name is Dave Kanofsky and I had suffered from the adult symptoms of clinical depression for thirty-five years. In 2007, thanks to a combination of the right medication and years of talk therapy, my symptoms were under complete control but my financial...
    daveyboy54 daveyboy54 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    Not Sure How Much Longer I Can Live Like This

    I have been depressed since I was a child. There have been moments when I have felt ok but for the most part I am beyond unhappy. I am a wife and mother to two girls both almost adults now and if it werent for the girls I believe I would have checked out long ago. My husband...
    jemslost jemslost 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    Ok Ok I Admit It.

    Confession time. I suffer from depression. I should be on meds but i refuse to take em because I don't believe in it. And I won't take em. Ever.
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    Most of My Life

     i really didn`t know what was matter with me.i just stayed sad.then when i was in my 20`s i decided to try getting help.but,all they know is pills.i tried taking them.i started gaining weight fast,really fast.i gained 12 lbs in one month.and it just kept piling on.within...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    What Your Psych Doesn't Want You To Know

    Google "tms", it's a treatment that actually will make the psychs as obsolute as blood letting. Face it, any other kind of doctor that "treats" a patient for 5 or 10 years with no effect is a quack.
    mrmoose1947 mrmoose1947 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Clinical Depression

    Clinical depression,Not good,Suffer from time to time,Wish I didn’t,Life would be easier, But somehow,Don’t know how,I get by.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I'm nearing 30. This isn't some angst teen thing. I've tried to "snap out of it" since I was about 10. The thing is, yeah, I could blame it on the stuff that's happened to me in...
    whoreallycares85 whoreallycares85 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I found out I was bipolar about a year ago, and was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 15-16. Because I study abroad I can't get my medicine unless I return back home, and...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    You never get over depression it's like alcoholism. I take one day at a time. I have learned a few tricks to keep the monster at bay but nothing works forever.
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Im 14. And just diagnosed with psychotic depression in November. Cant seem to recover. I have been hospitalized 3 times for it
    Effys Effys 13-15, F Jul 24

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    Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door...
    Vickypearl Vickypearl 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    Sometime I am scared to be happy, because if I am happy I feel it will be taken from me and I will just fall from a higher points. At least when I numb myself they can't hurt me.
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M Aug 10

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    I'm just so sick of everything. I deleted all my written work, especially my novel, because I am so angry at everything. I can't think straight..
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 13-15, M Jul 23

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    It's hard to remember when compare my life to others that I am comparing my "behind the scenes" to their "highlight reel"
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M Aug 10

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    And I feel like my life is over. I just want to kill myself.
    failure86 failure86 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    So I'm going to move up the date of my suicide plan to the 20. I'm really sorry to whoever supported me but I ain't feelin it
    slippingunder slippingunder 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    There's literally nothing I look forward to in life anymore
    slippingunder slippingunder 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've been suffering from acute depression for years. I've hidden my illness for a long time because I figured that It would go away as I grow older. However, that has not been the...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    About a week ago, I realized that I am suffering from depression. That I have been for about 7 months. I never realized it before because I would just push my feelings and thoughts...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I cant understand it, i just don't know how to feel. I have suffered from Anxiety for the majority of my life. I have suffered from depression for about 5 years. Ive had panic...
    FayeAndMerlin FayeAndMerlin 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I'm only 16 and I've been on anti-depressens for over a year now. Things were starting to look up for me recently until I decided to break off my relationship (about a month or...
    shewhoshallnotbenamed1 shewhoshallnotbenamed1 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Body Dysmorphic Disorder - July 30, 2014- I recently heard of this on a television show. I never truly understood this friend's feelings until I learned more of this disorder. To...
    JustaMann JustaMann 41-45, M Jul 30

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    I actually been dealing with SO-OCD (sexual orientation-OCD), but it won't let me post that. I've been suffering with this horrible thing for over a year now and just when I think...
    Sarm9311 Sarm9311 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I am not sure if I suffer from MD. I had ADD as a child and I my personality is a little OC but I do not have obsessive compulsive disorder. When I was a child, I daydreamed from...
    olddrive olddrive 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F a week ago

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F a week ago

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    it started of simple daydreams. whenever I was in the car, I would always daydream about my favourite show and pretend that the show was real and I would daydream about my...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am sufferibg from bulimia. I don't have body image issues. This was a trained behavior. I feel like I walk a tight rope trying not to slip . I feel the urge to purge all the time...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Anybody else suffer from a panic disorder or even just panic attacks, I'd really appreciate a chat.
    Flawlless Flawlless 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    For anyone who's been through depression, that emptiness...this is a treat to read. Haven't ever read anything I connect more to. http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.in/2013/05...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I was the happiest little kid in the world. Always smiling, and happy for no reason at all. It was like that until I got to the first year of middle school. People were so mean to...
    AmandaMg2 AmandaMg2 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm on 2 anxiety pills, ativan and cloraz dipot... have been on ativan (lorazepm) about 10yrs now, around the same dosage the entire time so it's not doing sh*t for me anymore...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I notice that this past few months I suffer some of dementia signs and i fear for myself and my family and friends around me what if I have alzheimers . what if they know im...
    hannie12 hannie12 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    i was bullied for quite a few years and that left me with depression at where im at now. ive self harmed to release what i was feeling and ive starved myself to fit their perfect...
    simplyyzoee simplyyzoee 13-15, F Aug 12

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    There are times where I feel so worthless, so ugly, and so unloved that I've even considered suicide. After awhile, I get over it… but still. I feel like this problem has...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had not even realized this was a thing until just recently. I've always daydreamed, or dreamed at night, and I would almost always remember bits and pieces of dreams after waking...
    mimameid mimameid 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I have been thinking about receiving psychotherapy for months now regarding my emotional instability and attitudes toward myself and my environment. I constantly feel disconnected...
    pflz91 pflz91 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have a subtype of ADHD. I get confused easily, I lose my stuff without noticing, I process new material very slowly and I have a hard time concentrating for any amount of time...
    Firechidist Firechidist 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    My wonderful sweet dorky weird boyfriend of 4 years proposed last weekend and of course I said yes, so now we are engaged. This is amazing news! Television and fifties movies...
    RoseHoneyBee RoseHoneyBee 26-30, F 3 days ago

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